FinTech for Breakfast

Held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

With support from Dentons


  • Izabella Kaminska (FT Alphaville

  • Octavio Marenzi (Opimas).



By next month, the General Election will be upon us. But whatever the parties may promise us, May and June are already shaping up as busy months for FinTech. 

At the consumer end: identity fraud has reached record levels; the government’s Verify programme may not be going to plan; savers can now access ‘hybrid’ (cyborg?) advice as well as robo-advice; data from the US and a variety of emerging economies show mobile banking is growing quickly pretty much everywhere; and French telco Orange has decided to become a bank.

At the business end: Monzo has pulled resources out of its API programme; the BofE will be taking Chaps in-house; ICE is going atomic for its time-stamping; Citi has invested in Axoni. And over in blockchain territory, bitcoin prices are at record levels. And then, of course, there is WannaCry, and the lessons that we can draw from it. So, plenty to discuss.

Thankfully, as ever, we have Izabella Kaminska of FT Alphaville to make sense of it all. For anything Izabella may miss, we are also delighted to welcome Octavio Marenzi, founder and CEO of Opimas, a boutique FS consultancy. He was also the original founder and CEO of Celent, a strategy firm now part of Oliver Wyman .
If you (or a friend/colleague) would like to join us  to share your own experiences, please let us know by calling 0207 621 1056 or emailing As usual, thanks to Dentons’s hospitality, there will be tea, coffee and buns.